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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 1069


DEDICATION BY DEINOSTHENES OF SPARTA AT OLYMPIA

Greek text:   IvO_171
Date:   316 B.C.
Tags:     victors+contestants
Format:   see key to translations

Pausanias saw this inscription; he says ( 6.16.8i ): "Deinosthenes the Lacedaemonian won an Olympic victory in the men's foot-race, and he dedicated in the Altis a stele by the side of his statue. The inscription declares that the distance from Olympia to another stele at Lacedaemon is six hundred and sixty stades."   According to Syllogeł, the inscription means that the 'first stele' was thirty stades distant from Sparta, probably in the temple of Apollo at Amyklai.


Deinosthenes of Lakedaimon, son of Deinosthenes, dedicated this to Olympian Zeus, after winning the stadion race at Olympia. From this stele to Lakedaimon is 630 stades, and from there to the first stele is 30 stades.


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